Other names: Harry
Locations in this story: Ashmore, Shaftesbury, DorsetBlandford St. Mary, DorsetNewtown, Blandford, DorsetPoole, Dorset
Story: Harry Rideout was born at Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 15th July 1885, the son of Ephriam Rideout and Ellen Rideout (née Sharp). He lived most of his early life at Ashmore. He married Emma Rosetta Fry on 16th May 1910 at Blandford St. Mary, Dorset, and they went on to have three children. Harry enlisted on 8th September 1914 as a Private with the 4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 2518 later changed to 200834). He was demobilized on 20th March 1919 and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He made a claim for loss of sight which was finally rejected on 9th May 1922 as being not incurred due to military service. By the 1939 Register he was living at 2 Newtown, Blandford, Dorset, described as an 'Odd Man - Heavy Worker'. He died in the Poole, Dorset, Registration District in 1970.